Honorary Founding Director
Jacque Fresco's professional background includes work as a designer in the aerospace industry, human factors engineering, industrial design, and architectural design. His other occupations have included research engineer, technical illustration instructor, technical design consultant, psychological consultant, science educator, inventor, futurist, filmmaker, and author.
Fresco's interdisciplinary training has led to countless innovations ranging from small biomedical instruments to massive total city systems. His integration of science, art, philosophy, and social engineering has constituted a consilient vision for planetary planning that he called a Global Resource Based Economy.
Across his lifetime, Fresco communicated his vision through five books, seven self-produced films, and innumerable presentations to civic groups, film festivals, conferences, and universities across the United States and in over 25 countries worldwide. Many of these presentations are preserved in thousands of hours of recorded media. His work has been featured in over 1,000 publications and 20 widely acclaimed films.
Fresco's presentations reflect a serious attempt to both illuminate the causes of social problems and to outline a wide variety of constructive alternatives. His particular lecture technique enables uninformed audiences to grasp the significance of complex social and technical issues through his use of analogy, example, anecdote, and visual illustration in an informal style.
In 1971, Fresco founded Sociocyberneeing, a not-for-profit organization, and in 1995 co-founded the culmination of his lifework, The Venus Project. Starting in 1980, together with his associate Roxanne Meadows, they constructed ten buildings based on his designs, establishing a twenty-one acre center in Venus, Florida. Here they produced videos, books, models, renderings, blueprints and much more depicting Fresco’s designs of future possibilities.
Prior to Fresco’s death on May 18th, 2017, the United Nations acknowledged his contributions by bestowing an award to him for Sustainable City Design and Community. For more about Fresco's background, visit his resume.
For 41 years, Roxanne Meadows has worked with renowned futurist Jacque Fresco to develop and promote The Venus Project. The function of this project is to develop and implement alternative solutions to the many problems that confront the world today. She participated in a multitude of ways, from organizing and designing books, producing and editing eight documentaries, co-writing articles, co-designed the interior and did a large part of the construction of the 10 buildings of The Venus Project’s 21-acre Center in Florida.
She prepared blueprints, models and renderings for various city designs and other proposals presented by The Venus Project. This work has appeared internationally in numerous newspapers, magazines, and journals, as well as many books, websites, and blogs. Ms. Meadows and her work on The Venus Project have also been featured in radio, television, documentaries, and film festivals. She has been interviewed or featured in Futurism.com, Bloomberg, New York Times, Huffington Post, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Tribune, The Times of India, Herald de Paris, Horizon, BBC Two, Now this Future, GQ Italy and much more.
Futurist Ms. Meadows, along with Mr. Fresco, has presented the aims of The Venus Project at conferences and seminars throughout the United States and in over 27 countries around the world. She also presented with Mr. Fresco to the United Nations in reception of his award for Sustainable City Design and Community.
Roxanne Meadows attended Moore College of Art and received her B.F.A. from Maryland Institute of Art. She became a professional portrait artist utilizing many different types of media. She later studied design, technical and architectural rendering and model making under Jacque Fresco for 6 years.
Starting in 1985, Ms. Meadows supplied architectural renderings, models and design work to major developers and architects throughout the U.S. She was founder and president of Architectural Arts Inc., which continued this service from 1997 to 2008. A few of her numerous clients include: Disney Development Corp., Trump Towers Tampa, The Lutgert Companies, Westinghouse Communities, Santiesteban & Associates Architects, and Lennar Homes.
Ms. Meadows is well known for her accomplishments in scientific, technical, medical, and architectural illustration and model making. She taught technical and fine arts at the Sebring and Lake Placid Art Center, and has worked as a computer animator for Ken Sneeden and Associates. In pursuit of other interests, she is also a licensed private pilot.
Borislav learned about the concept of a Global Resource Based Economy in 2009 and has been volunteering his time to help make this social direction a reality ever since. He has embraced developing an interdisciplinary skill set as a necessary approach to making progress on the global challenges facing humanity today.
As a software engineer and server administrator, he learned an engineering way of thinking that helped develop an approach towards problem solving. He has produced numerous automated solutions for everyday organizational operations. His interdisciplinary training helps him design solutions based on the underlying human needs and organizational workflows. He is the creator of knowledgemap.me.
Borislav is incredibly passionate about education as one of the most important tools for changing the world. He has been teaching guitar since 2012 and English since 2013. He has extensive experience teaching kids and adults. He designs step-by-step series of lessons that take a person from zero to an advanced stage of a skill. He has also created an automated course on time management.
Borislav experienced first-hand the huge importance of project management skills for achieving the outcomes you are after and having a return on your time investment. He studied and implemented agile project management, non-hierarchical organizational structures, and lean startup methodology. One of the fundamentals he applies is a data-driven approach towards decision making.
He is a graduate of the Compassion Course. This skill set has been fundamental to enabling him to have consistent clarity about his work, live in accordance with his values, and collaborate with a wide variety of people whose behavior may differ from his. His application of a discipline usually called General Semantics has also been fundamental to facilitating communication, as well as to all his other endeavors.
He has a Bachelor's degree in Guitar and Music and a Master's degree in English and Translation.
Nate encountered the work of Jacque Fresco in 1998 and 2002 but became committed to the vision after 2008. His Interest grew through his academic research into Jacque Fresco's biography and body of work. As a documentarian, Nate interviewed over 30 associates of historical and contemporary significance to Fresco's life and to The Venus Project as part of an ongoing documentary project that seeks to explain Fresco's history and the conceptual foundations of the vision now known as a Global Resource Based Economy.
Nate began integrating the DACS standard to collect, preserve, and digitize the assets of The Venus Project. This includes audio and video recordings, photographic material, visual renderings, technical illustrations, publicity documents, personal papers, physical models, and data media. His archiving work has contributed to publicity articles, film productions, and a museum exhibit. He presented the archive holdings at Jacque Fresco's 2016 event commemorating his 100 years of life.
In 2015, Nate was a contributing editor and videographer to The Venus Project documentary, The Choice Is Ours. He has also organized a transcription project to transcribe the hundreds of hours of Jacque Fresco's lectures. Nate currently contributes to product development derived from archive assets, continues data management of archive files, and studies transmedia storytelling to convey, through fictional scenarios, the vision of a Global Resource Based Economy to the public.
Nate studied Film & Media Studies, Philosophy, and Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Kansas.